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Definition of parapet:

  1. A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.
  2. A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.

Synonyms:

barricade, breastwork, hindrance, rampart, obstacle, obstruction, wall, restraint, prohibition, restriction, bar, barrier, bulwark.

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